Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control – you, your dentist, and the dental team. Feel free to discuss this topic with any clinical staff member and receive a straightforward answer.
Our entire team follows procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and facemasks
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
We are proud of our new Sterilization Area that incorporates state-of-the-art technology. This includes a hands free instrument washer, a quick turnaround autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure and keeps our instruments like new. See our Office Tour to view.
The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.